the benefits of creatine

Is Creatine Necessary?

Creatine is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the kidneys and liver. It is also found in meat and fish. This amino acid has been in the limelight since the 1990s as a nutrition supplement that does the following: Enhances athletic performance, and Increases physical power and strength. Therefore, it is responsible for building more […]

#TeamTrifocus brand ambassador, Olaf Birkner

#TeamTrifocus Athlete: Olaf Birkner

  Olaf Birkner is a South African athlete, online coach and a #TeamTrifocus brand ambassador. We catch up with him to find out how Trifocus Fitness Academy has helped him in his fitness career. Olaf was handpicked by Trifocus Fitness Academy when they spotted him in the SA Arnolds Model Fitness Competition in 2016. Since then, he has been […]

How to get the best running results

9 Tips For Better Running Results

When it comes to long-distance running – whether you are running for yourself, or professionally – not everyone is naturally a great runner. Being a great runner has a lot to do with genetics, the make-up of your muscle fibres (slow versus fast twitch), and of course personal training and nutrition. Some of these key […]

#TeamTrifocus brand ambassadar Manuela Incendiario

#TeamTrifocus Brand Ambassador: Manuela Incendiario

  Accomplished member of #TeamTrifocus, Manuela Incendiario is a professional fitness trainer as well as a nutritional, online and vegan coach. We catch up with Manuela to find out more about her vegan lifestyle as well as her journey so far with Trifocus Fitness Academy. Manuela’s Basic Stats: Age: 37 Height: 1.75m Weight: 64kg Occupation/Profession: […]

Why you should be taking protein powders

The Truth About Protein Powders

You will have heard a lot about protein powders. There has been a lot written in nutrition and fitness courses about – for example – the benefits, possible side effects, how these can assist you in reaching your goals. A lot of scientific research has also been done to determine if protein powders are good or bad […]

What is takes to become a personal trainer

3 simple steps to becoming a top personal trainer

There are loads of jobs in the fitness industry. Gym instructor, fitness trainer, Yoga teacher, swimming coach, Pilates instructor… The list in endless! However, the ultimate job in the fitness industry is – without a doubt – being a personal trainer. Why do we say this? Read on to find out… What is a personal trainer? […]

A good knowledge of nutrition is essential for personal trainers

Why It’s Crucial For Personal Trainers to be Clued up on Nutrition

The strong link between nutrition and health has been known for a long time. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, is famed for having said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This is why personal trainers – as custodians of their clients’ health and wellness – need to know what food […]

What motivational factors do you need to take into account as a personal trainer

What Motivational Factors You Should Take into Consideration When Training a Client

There are a few vitally important elements that make up a successful client-trainer relationship: your knowledge as a personal trainer; your client’s willingness to change, work hard, take action and trust you to help them get to their goal; the training environment; your attitude and your motivational skills. One of the most important of these […]

Nutrition principles that a pro footballer maintains

Nutrition of a Pro Footballer

All the hours spent at the training ground, honing set pieces, skills and stamina… It will all be for nothing if you turn up on match day and don’t have the energy to play because of poor nutrition. Pro footballers need to pay as much attention to their nutrition as they do to everything else, maybe […]

Nutritional Lessons Used by Olympians While Training

Picture your day job entailed running, swimming, or gymnastics. Follow this up with strength training and prepping for a competition. It sounds exhausting, but it’s a typical day for the Olympic athletes. There’s also another component to the Olympic athlete’s training: an eternal hunger. Most Olympic athletes require an enormous amount of calories (some eat up […]

The mind, body and spirit benefits of exercise

Mind, Body and Spirit. Approaching Fitness Holistically

With constant advancements in health and fitness personal trainers are recognising the benefits of taking a mind, body and spirit approach . Helping the human body reach its potential requires attention to the physical body, a well-rounded mental state and a tranquil spirit. If you have been looking to help your clients get the most out […]

Every considered becoming a personal trainer?

Ever Considered Becoming a Personal Trainer?

Some people just seem to have a knack for fitness and being a personal trainer, an understanding of the power and capabilities of the human body, and the substantial energy and ability it required to turn health into a worthwhile, productive and lucrative career. If you have ever wondered what it takes to become a […]

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